"dancing with doxa":A "rhetorical Political Analysis" of David Cameron's sense of Britishness

Finlayson, Alan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3939-349X (2018) "dancing with doxa":A "rhetorical Political Analysis" of David Cameron's sense of Britishness. In: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture. John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 59-77.

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This chapter explains some of the background to political theorists' and political scientists' interest in language. It then introduces and explains Rhetorical Political Analysis (RPA), contrasting it with approaches to the study of political language, such as Critical Discourse Studies, found within Linguistics. It then briefly demonstrates the application of RPA through a study of David Cameron's Bloomberg Speech on Europe. The analysis highlights in particular the way the speech echoes British conservative precedents and the way in which "Britishness" emerges as a key "catachrestical" term.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2018 - John Benjamins B.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: britishness,conservatism,david cameron,eu,linguistics,political language,rhetoric,rhetorical political analysis,gender studies,social psychology,communication,language and linguistics,sociology and political science,linguistics and language ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3318
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2022 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/89077
DOI: 10.1075/dapsac.80.03fin

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